joining the club

Discussion in 'Recumbents, Trikes and HPVs' started by roadrash, 27 Jan 2018.

  1. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Just pictures of the trike and rider(actually using it) required now!
     
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  2. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    You'll get used to that, the reaction to recumbents is the polar opposite of what you get when you're on an upright.
     
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  3. Time Waster

    Time Waster Well-Known Member

    To busy having fun on it too get photos. Sorry!
     
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  4. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    Here WP_20180202_11_09_38_Pro.jpg is just one method of fitting mudguards , the top mount can be made using a hole to fit the threaded fork top and the lower mount could attach to the caliper mount , personally l prefer the formed bar under the guards rather than above . M5 domed nuts look best for securing the guards , eBay or Halfords .
    Front lamp mounts can also be fitted to the top arms together with computer and phone mounts , just increase the thickness to avoid vibration problems.
    Free free to ask any more questions .

    regards Emma
     
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  5. OP
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    roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    Fitted a tortec rack to the trike earlier, fixed the rear light to the rack...
     

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  6. Time Waster

    Time Waster Well-Known Member

    My partner told me what the reactions i got from people I passed. I think she said the looks were of pity with a bit of "isn't it good he's able to get out!" Basically they thought I had a disability to rider a recumbent. I think if that's true then it sums up people from morecambe well totally backwards, ignorant and... Well I'll stop there because I'm leaving Lancaster on a train now and ppl from Lancaster are as bad. Let's not start with Garstang! :laugh:
     
  7. OP
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    roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    Ive ridden the trike with the 26"rear wheel up to now, I'm gonna try it with the 20"rear wheel if I get chance tomorrow,
     
  8. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    I would check the head angle it will get twitchy over 78 degrees , we played with the angles by using the rear end solid or a damper as well as 20 , 24 & 26" wheels.
     
  9. OP
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    roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    what do you mean by head angle ?
     
  10. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    The caster angle measured between the ground and the head tube , . Too steep ( big back wheel ) will make the trike twitchy and too shallow with make it tame but can cause flop . I aimed for 70 - 78 degrees , can be checked using an app on a mobile phone.

    regards Emma
     
  11. OP
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    roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    and I thought it was as simple as sticking the 20" wheel in, good job I was a butcher and not a bike builder
     
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  12. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    Last time I saw it , it had a 20" rear wheel on it.

    regards Emma
     
  13. OP
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    roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    when I picked it up from saluki it had a 26" rear wheel on it but she gave me a 20" rear as well, when you had the 20"rear wheel on it did you use a damper, here it is exactly as I picked it up.. img_1050-jpg.jpg
     
  14. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

  15. OP
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    roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    that's the rear wheel she gave to me , I just need to put a rotor on it, I have a couple in the shed
     
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